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Apr 08, 2014

Virginia's memorial for fallen highway workers

It sits on a low bluff about two-thirds of the way down Afton Mounting driving east on I-64 at milepost 102: a stone memorial flanked by two....More
Apr 02, 2014

Is pay really the answer?

It’s been a while since Jerry Osteryoung, professor emeritus (that means retired) of finance for Florida State University, appeared in this....More
Apr 01, 2014

Money, time, and work

The driver shortage is going to continue vexing the trucking industry for some time to come, if for no other reason than there’s no other way....More
Mar 24, 2014

Addressing the driver "problem"

The recent settlement deal between the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and port trucking form Pacific 9 Transportation is getting a lot of....More
Mar 21, 2014

Whistling past the graveyard

Back in college (which is now a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away – pun intended) I majored in history – specifically U.S. Civil....More
Mar 19, 2014

Is it time for an insurance review?

Insurance is one of those “must haves” in the commercial trucking business, not in the least due to all the potential risks truckers face....More
Mar 17, 2014

IT innovation acceleration

There’s lots of talk in trucking these days about how “Big Data” is transforming the industry – and, as a result, how....More
Mar 17, 2014

Transportation trends to watch

A recent report dubbed Trends in the Transportation Industry by Chris Ferrell, director of the Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium puts the spotlight on....More
Mar 14, 2014

Trucks built for safety

A lot of folks outside the trucking business definitely pooh-pooh the idea that most motor carriers make safety a priority in their operations....More
What's Trucks at Work?

Trucks at Work: Sean Kilcarr comments on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry.

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